Eric Fenstermaker
Eric FenstermakerAdministrator
Serving Since 2004
Brian Beach
Brian BeachAssistant Administrator
Serving Since 2016

809 State Street, Suite 301
La Porte, IN 46350
Phone (LP): 219-326-6808 Ext. 2296
Phone: (MC): 219-872-0117
Fax: 219-872-0117


Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM


La Porte County EMS has a fleet of 12 ALS ambulances to provide around the clock Advanced Life Support to the residents and visitors of La Porte County.  In addition to our on-line ambulances, we also have 3 ALS support vehicles that our operated by our Captains.  These vehicles allow our Captains to respond while off duty to assist our on duty staff.  We also have an Mass Casualty Incident Response trailer.  This trailer is equipped to handle scenes with up to 50 patients.  Additional, La Porte County EMS has 2 UTV’s: a John Deere Gator UTV and a Kabota UTV both outfitted with EMS equipment.  It is used for special events with limited access for our ambulances, such as events at Washington Park, Stone Lake, the County Fair, and several high school sporting events or remote access areas such as Kingsbury FWA.  Lastly, La Porte County EMS has two Command vehicles operated by the Administrator and Assistant Administrator, which are also ALS equipped.  Our fleet is well maintained thanks to the La Porte County Sheriff’s Garage.

Ambulance Bases

La Porte Base

1105 State Street

La Porte, IN 46350

(219) 326-5761

Michigan City Base

201 W. Coolspring Ave

Michigan City, IN 46360

(219) 873-7010

Wanatah Base

411 N. Main Street

Wanatah, IN 46390

(219) 733-2080

La Porte Co Fair

North End, West of Main Grandstand


The First Responder program is vital to the success of EMS in La Porte County.  La Porte County EMS is assisted on medical calls by First Responders from the fire departments within La Porte County.  They are certified through the State of Indiana as Medical First Responders or as EMT’s.  They provide initial medical care to the residents and visitors of La Porte County.  They are able to provide our EMT’s and Paramedic’s with valuable information when we arrive on scene.  They provide basic life support interventions prior to the arrival of EMS.  La Porte County was one of the first counties in Indiana to have an official Medical First Responder program, with several other counties modeling their systems after La Porte County.  A huge debt of gratitude is owed to these men and women who provided an invaluable service to La Porte County EMS and to La Porte County.

Stand By’s for Special Events

La Porte County Emergency Medical Service provides medical standbys for all types of events.  We provides these standbys in one of two ways.  The first way is an undedicated rig.  We would provide the standby coverage as availability allows with one of our on line 911 ambulances.  If multiple 911 calls come in at once, that ambulance would need to break away to respond to 911 calls, and when a 911 rig becomes available, it would return to continue the standby.  This is done free of charge.  The second way, is to provide a dedicated standby.  For a fee, a stand by ambulance would be dedicated to your event.  This ambulance would be for your event and only your event.  If you would like to receive more information regarding a standby, please contact our office during normal business hours.  Listed below are some of the event types that we cover.

  • School Sporting Events

  • Large Gatherings

  • Graduation Ceremonies

  • Concerts

  • Motocross

  • Great Lakes Grand Prix

  • La Porte County Fair

Rig Tours and Career Days/Job Fairs

La Porte County Emergency Medical Service is also available for tours.  We often host the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and other groups to tour our ambulances.  We are more than happy to have you visit one of our bases or we can bring the ambulance to you.  We also participate in career days and career fairs.  We are always happy to come out and share as much information about our service as possible.  If you would like to schedule a rig tour or to include us in a career day/job fair, please contact our office during normal business hours.

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